Most of the apps are free or a dollar or two. They claim to free up unused memory and give you some statistics on which apps hog the most RAM on a Mac. Here’s another memory app that’s full of eye candy and four and five star reviews. But does it blend?
Monitor. Optimize. Diagnose.
Memory Diag differs from the usually Mac memory manager apps in that it does less but is priced the same. Free.
I don’t know of any other way to put it. Can 500 people be wrong? Memory Diag monitors the Mac’s RAM, displays statistics and current memory use, RAM details, and does all that in a pretty package.
Hey, it’s free. It works. It’s pretty. What else does one need?
Click the Mac’s Menubar and you get a drop down window with all the memory goodies. The total RAM, the amount of Wired Memory, Compressed, App Memory, and much more.
Click Memory Diag to optimize RAM by shutting off unused apps. And, well, that’s it. I got nothing else.
Memory Diag comes with three different theme styles; Clean (white), Dark (black), Rainbow (colors). With a click it will display a list of apps with their RAM usage, installed RAM modules on your Mac, and, as note before, optimize unused RAM.
You can get much of the same detail from Activity Monitor on your Mac (in the Applications > Utilities folder), but not packaged as pretty or as easy to figure out.
Memory Diag is free, and on Macs where available memory is an issue and RAM is somewhat limited, worthwhile. Just don’t expect massive increases in performance.